Stella Burberry has sworn off sin and men. It’s her punishment, penance for the keg party that resulted in her brother’s coma.
But when sexy and mysterious Ben Ware shows up looking for work with nothing but the clothes on his back and a wicked smile, she’s faced with a temptation she can't ignore. How can she be good when she's constantly around a guy who is so deliciously bad?
Then Stella discovers Ben is harboring an incredible secret: he can do things with his mind that would shake the scientific community to its core—and turn him into a lab rat.
Desperate and out of options for saving her brother, Stella needs a miracle. She thinks Ben might be it, that he could also be a healer, but he refuses to believe in his powers and can’t be counted on to help her, despite her pleas. Stella will do anything to save her brother, but Ben isn’t budging…yet.
Are Ben’s extraordinary abilities a curse? Or are they the salvation Stella's been searching for?
Stella Burberry made a huge mistake. She pushed away Ben Ware, the only guy who can save her brother with his mind-blowing telekinetic abilities—and the only guy she's ever truly fallen for.
She wants to make amends, but Ben seems out of reach. For one thing, he's now the star of the hottest “magic” act in Las Vegas, with little time for old flames. The entire town is abuzz over his tricks, which have baffled even the most talented illusionists. But what would his adoring public say if they knew his illusions aren’t illusions at all?
Her brother still languishing in a coma, Stella must break through Ben’s inner circle and make him realize his true calling as a healer. But she discovers there's even more to his magic act than she expected. Ben is being given a steady supply of steroids by his devious manager so he can enhance his powers and push the limits of entertainment, regardless of his health. Now it’s not just Stella’s brother who needs saving: it’s Ben too.
Can Stella save Ben from his manager’s greed? Or will she betray Ben’s trust in one last desperate move to save her brother’s life before it's too late?
Author's note: This is the second book of the B. E. Ware Series. For a richer reading experience, Book 1, Beware the Stranger, should be read first.
The recluse billionaire of New York
Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.
So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money.
We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding.
I’m impatient and inexperienced.
The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets.
And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.
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Stella Burberry’s life has crumbled to pieces. Drowning her sorrows in booze, she can’t get over Ben Ware. No man will ever compare to him, but Stella cast him aside like yesterday’s memories.
Meanwhile, Ben is struggling with withdrawal symptoms from the steroids his manager forced him to take. No longer feeling the raw strength coursing through his veins, his body doesn’t know how to function properly, and he’s in danger of losing control of his telekinetic powers.
As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Ben has learned that his mother, a cult member, is preparing to commit ritual suicide. Now Ben must race against the clock to find her before it’s too late. There’s just one problem: he needs Stella’s RV to reach his mother in time.
He has one week, and now the tables are turned: his mother’s life—and the truth about his origins—are in Stella’s hands. But Stella has hit rock-bottom. She wants to help Ben, and he wants to help her, but it won’t be easy. Ben’s drug withdrawal pushes his health to the breaking point, and every minute Stella must help him is a minute closer to death for Ben’s mother.
Beware the Seeker is the exciting conclusion to the B.E. Ware paranormal series. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. Just remember…magic—and ultimately love—work in mysterious ways.
Author's note: While this book can be read alone, it will probably be a richer reading experience if the other two books in the B. E. Ware Series, Beware the Stranger and Beware the Magician, are read first.
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